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Liverpool reached the 2016 Europa League Final where they played Sevilla, who had won the competition for the past two years, and the most times overall. Hosted at St. Jackob-Park, Basel, Sevilla won the competition for the fifth time, beating the Reds 3-1. Liverpool opened the scoring in the 35th minute, but the Spanish side netted thrice in the second half to win the final. This was the Reds' second final defeat of the season, following the League Cup Final.

The Match

For the first half, Liverpool largely dominated, having the most shots and the most possession. It took however, until the 35th minute for the first goal to be scored, with Daniel Sturridge firing the Reds in front with a spectacular effort with the outside of his boot. Almost immediately after, Dejan Lovren seemed to have doubled their lead, but it was disallowed for offside.

Immediately at the start of the second half, Sevilla equalised through Kevin Gameiro, who tapped in after Alberto Moreno was easily beaten by Sevilla's winger. After this the Spaniards controlled the game, with a shaken Liverpool failing to create any chances, before Coke gave Sevilla the lead around the hour mark with a curling effort from outside the box. Divock Origi was introduced for the Reds but Coke added a third for Sevilla almost directly after, resulting in Sevilla winning the 2016 Europa League.

Details

18 May 2016 Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Sturridge (35) Gameiro (46)
Coke (64, 70)


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See Also

2015-16 season


Liverpool F.C. finals
FA Cup: 191419501965197119741977198619881989199219962001200620122022

League Cup/EFL Cup: 1978198119821983198419871995200120032005201220162022


European Cup/Champions League: 1977197819811984198520052007201820192022


UEFA Cup/Europa League: 1973197620012016


Intercontinental/Club World Cup: 1981198420052019


European Cup Winners Cup: 1966


UEFA Super Cup: 197719781984200120052019


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